(CNN) The Senate confirmed President Joe Biden's nomination of Cecilia Rouse to chair the Council of Economic Advisers. The vote on Tuesday was 95-4. Rouse, a labor economist and dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, will be the...
(CNN) The White House is pulling the nomination of Neera Tanden to lead the Office of Management and Budget, according to an administration official. In a statement, President Joe Biden said Tanden requested to withdraw her name from consideration. "I have...
(CNN) Chief Justice John Roberts has singlehandedly slowed a conservative revolution at the Supreme Court in recent years, but he has for even longer -- 40 years -- opposed racial remedies and narrowly construed the landmark Voting Rights Act. In 2013, Robe...
"We're going to see what the whole package looks like and then we'll make a decision." Freshman progressive Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York told CNN, "I don't know yet," when asked if he was prepared to withhold his vote on the final version of th...
Biden is now facing criticism for not following through on campaign promises to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the killing. "And, of course, we have important work we do with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia from intelligence sharing to deterring the actions...
(CNN) The Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Gina Raimondo to serve as President Joe Biden's secretary of commerce. The vote was 84-15. Raimondo is the first female governor of Rhode Island, and has served as the state's Democratic governor since 2015. Prio...
(CNN) New York state lawmakers are moving to repeal Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's expanded executive powers related to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a legislative source. Any modifications or renewals of current pandemic-related executive directiv...
(CNN) Former US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams on Monday questioned the Biden administration's current guidance on getting both Covid-19 vaccine shots for the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines -- which were tested and authorized as a two-dose regimen s...
(CNN) South Carolinian William Robert Norwood III is facing federal charges after allegedly telling a family member he assaulted and stole gear from police officers during the Capitol riot. "I'm dressing in all black," Norwood wrote under the name "Robbie"...
New York (CNN) The New York City Bar Association added its name to the list of groups urging the state court committee that recommends whether to disbar attorneys to investigate complaints against Rudy Giuliani. In a letter obtained by CNN, the NYC Bar Asso...
At the moment, the vast majority of states -- 31 -- rely on the state legislature to draw congressional lines following the Census. (Independent or bipartisan line-drawing commissions are on the rise in recent years, but are still in the minority.) What tha...
(CNN) In a critical voting rights case, conservative Supreme Court justices on Tuesday suggested they were ready to uphold two provisions of an Arizona voting law that Democrats argue violate the historic Voting Rights Act. Supporters of voting rights are f...
(CNN) Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who holds the key to President Joe Biden's nominee for budget director, is pushing the White House about some of the new administration's policies that have a direct impact on Alaska's economy, namely on energy matters,...
(CNN) Congress began debate Tuesday on a sweeping ethics and elections package pushed by Democrats that seeks to dramatically overhaul the nation's rules for voting and funding political campaigns. Although the so-called For the People Act is expected to pa...
(CNN) Democrats are reintroducing legislation to expand background checks on all commercial gun sales, the first congressional move on significant gun control since Democrats won the White House and the majority in both chambers of Congress. The bill, calle...
(CNN) The Biden administration has slapped sanctions on seven Russian officials in response to the poisoning and imprisonment of opposition leader Alexey Navalny. It was among a series of steps the new administration announced Tuesday in its first significa...
Washington (CNN) Vernon Jordan, a civil rights leader and close adviser to former President Bill Clinton, died Monday evening, multiple sources close to the family tell CNN. The former president of the National Urban League rose to prominence as a civil rig...
(CNN) President Joe Biden is expected to announce Tuesday that Merck & Co. will partner with Johnson & Johnson to help manufacture the company's coronavirus vaccine, administration officials familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. One official ad...
Washington (CNN) A third woman has accused Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of unwanted advances in 2019, The New York Times reported Monday, adding to an escalating crisis facing the governor in the wake of two sexual harassment allegations. The woman...
(CNN) Shut out of the stimulus package that passed the House last week, hospitals and nursing homes are hoping they can convince the Senate to give them an additional infusion of funding in its version of the $1.9 trillion relief bill. Hospitals , however,...